We lived in that little house out on Santa Rosa Road. Dad and Bernie - Little Bernie [my cousin] somehow caught a squirrel. They brought it in the house and put it in the sink and were going to cut its throat.
Yes, they were going to kill it and I discovered them.
– For dinner?
Yes, or something. [She throws up her hands.]
But I really let them have it. I was pregnant and when you're pregnant things can really get to you in a different way. I really tore them up. I almost packed my bags. I wasn't meant for that kind of thing. I just knew that wasn't the life for me. I was wondering what I had gotten myself into.
My mom was a city girl and my dad was a country boy. Here's a photo of the men in my family on one of the happiest days in their lives:
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